Laughter Out of Place

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-11-01
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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Laughter Out of Place provides an intimate portrait of everyday life among women living in the shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro in the 1990s.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xi
Foreword xiii
Acknowledgments xix
Introduction: Hard Laughter 1(17)
1. Laughter "Out of Place" 18(40)
2. The Aesthetics of Domination: Class, Culture, and the Lives of Domestic workers 58(44)
3. Color-Blind Erotic Democracies, Black Consciousness Politics, and the Black Cinderellas of Felicidade Eterna 102(34)
4. No Time for Childhood 136(38)
5. State Terror, Gangs, and Everyday Violence in Rio de Janeiro 174(52)
6. Partial Truths, or the Carnivalization of Desire 226(33)
7. What's So Funny about Rape? 259(16)
Notes 275(38)
Glossary 313(8)
References 321(20)
Index 341

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